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In bringing the public knowledge about the Sasquatch, it has been a stalwart mission to our readers to point out some of the bad things that go on that generally reflect to public safety and knowledge.

Many hoaxes go on, but I report those that have a continuous or financial impact among enthusiasts and followers of the Bigfoot / Sasquatch phenomena.

Tenet number 4 in our mission statement is that we “have a responsibility to educate.” When we educate to leave out or not to point out the bad, or the ugly that occasionally happens would be an error. Omitting that would be just as some of the things that the less credible or misinformation sites use to their advantage.

As I was collecting thoughts about this week’s blog, the story broke about some guy claiming to work with the government as a Cryptozoologist. First let’s start off by stating the misnomer that some get when the hear the term Cryptozoologist.

  1. It is a term used for someone who studies animals yet to be discovered.
  2. It is not a professional term. Much like the term “Philatelist.”

Now some lately have gotten angry over the use of the term Cryptozoologist, because it sounds like a profession rather than a term for the hobbyist.

A Cryptozoologist is someone simply who studies Cryptozoology, which according to the Oxford Dictionary is, “The search for and study of animals whose existence or survival is disputed or unsubstantiated.”

Similarly a Philatelist is someone who someone who studies Philately, which according to the Oxford Dictionary is, “The collection and study of postage stamps.”

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Every once in a great while, making a fraudulent claim in the Bigfoot Community can have consequences. Especially when you impersonate a federal government employee.

Widely reported first coming to us in the Bigfoot Community and a great catch by Loren Coleman’s site, Cryptozoo News some cat by the name of Keith Barnes of Black Rock, Arkansas, was posing as working for the federal government as a cryptozoologist.

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Keith Barnes

Given what I have shown above we know that is complete hogwash. But in his false claims prompted authorities to check his computer, they allegedly found child pornography.

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Over a year ago, I posted about a paid Bigfoot expedition shut down by Federal authorities on Federal park land involving Bob Garrett.

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Bob & Brandon Garrett

For some reason almost 14 months later just last night I received threats from Garrett’s son, Brandon Garrett, (I will call him Junior) over the blog which exposed the elder Garrett’s gorilla audio and more to the point, the elder Garrett not returning funds as promised to at least three of the patrons, a sum of $1500. Not to mention the loss of costs they incurred to attend the shut down expeditions.

But that story was pretty much ancient history, but since Junior wants to go on a profanity, trollish and inaccurate tirade, let’s once again, bring it to the forefront.

So there we several questions he asked which I wish to address specifically and understand the questions are edited to remove both profanity and insults.

…do you even have enough decency to really do your home work?

                                                                       – Brandon Garrett

I will not address Junior directly but will direct my answers to the readers of this blog.

As a matter of fact yes I do. This did not start as an expose. More to the matter I was asked specifically by some friends of a couple of people that had lost money to investigate the possibility of getting their money back.

I spent at length speaking with the people who had lost their money to Garrett, received documentation and screen captures of their text exchanges with Garrett. I would consider that homework. And I always crosscheck my material as well.

I even attempted to speak with Garrett himself to resolve the situation. What I found was the elder Garrett refusing and making excuses NOT to give their money back. The story switched from one person involved in the venture when he spoke to the family to another when he spoke to me. He was 100% not at fault, yet the PayPal payment was made out to none other than “Robert Garrett.”

The buck stops there legally. The rest is minutia. Wherever the money went, if its there or not, what ever you claim; Garrett received money, admittedly and evidentiary, for a service he did not provide.

In February of 2016 she had paid for an expedition with the Texas Big Thicket Watch Guide Service, payable to one Robert Garrett, in the amount of $1000.00. Only to be told later that the expedition had been cancelled because they had been shut down by the federal government. When she spoke with Garrett she had asked about getting her money back, but Garrett said he was broke because he had to pay huge fines. If he gave her some time he would pay her back. He eventually stopped answering her calls. –Squatchdetective’s Blog 3/28/2017

Garrett was perhaps, in my opinion, the rudest and ill tempered person I have ever spoke with, simply trying to resolve the situation. Then as I peeled the onion back, another person who never got their money back came forward, and actually another and then the audio of a gorilla passed around, and confirmed by multiple sources, Garrett claiming it was a Sasquatch.

When you have witnesses that talk at length to you and give you everything you ask, and then ask for the other side of the story, and get a profanity laced tirade, with nothing to back up the story, who do you think is the truthful one here?

I think its really funny that you have comments blocked on this.

                                                          – Brandon Garrett

I think its really funny that Junior was mistaken. Actually I don’t have them blocked at all. Matter of fact there were numerous comments made, including a slightly dissenting opinion which a discussion was engaged. For some reasons, the comments were closed. I don’t specifically remember doing it, but it’s really moot anyhow, because it was OVER a year ago. Why all of a sudden now? Can’t help it if you are a “Johnny come lately.”

Any way comments are moderated to keep out profanity laced, trollish and threatening comments and done to promote civil conversation. Had the younger Garrett posted a comment in the section which resembled intelligent, questions and conversation, it would have been approved. In the manner he posed them on an instant message, umm no.

I will also make a quick note that  Junior was not responsible for any of the funds lost to people. I get it. He’s trying to defend his Dad, but there is a right was and a wrong way. The elder Garrett could have avoided everything just by returning the funds which the first family was even willing to get it back a little bit at a time.

But it just goes to prove, Junior’s questions are laced with inaccuracies, and was meant to get a rise out of me, as did the prank phone calls after the initial Garrett expose which I have never before this mentioned.

In truth, I am laughing. (Not with them either!)

Anyway, it’s all there in the original blog “Expedition None,” for one to catch up on if they so choose.


This week on Squatchdetective Radio

Seth Breedlove

Till Next Time,

Squatch-D

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Old Stories from a hoax site continue to plague the noobs

Yes here we are again talking about Linda Newton-Perry’s Bigfoot Ballyhoo. The woman who refuses to see any side other than her mostly phony stories on Bigfoot on her website.

Let’s start with the Miller Document. Well we wrote something on the Miller document sometime ago here: https://squatchdetective.wordpress.com/2015/11/07/the-hoax-fest-begins/.

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Yes we know the HA Miller, the alleged writer of the document was not the gentleman pictured above because the document, is dubious. Why is it dubious? Where is the actual document other than what is printed on a site know for its hoaxes and other unverified claims?

Here’s the big highlights:

  • H.A. Miller MD, Ph.D existed. But the one suggested graduated Forestry and Med School long before 1930.

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Now on to Jerry Lustin:

Hello, I’m Jerry Lustin and was among the guys who found the giant creature in November of 1962. Bill emery has asked me to write a short comment on this site. I have never wrote anything in my life so bare with me. 

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                                                                                     – Bigfoot Ballyhoo April 7th, 2010

This should say it all…. we found this at: http://www.pbase.com/image/63671108 and it was uploaded in July, 2006.

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Oh and by the way, the person her site is dedicated to… “The late Dale Saxton,” you know the logger?

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Well he was there too in the album with Buzzy’s picture, except, this guy is a fisherman, and in the background (which is blurred on LNP’s pics and reversed) you can see the Salmon Charter schedule.

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Now what makes me bring up this babble once again, because some the noobs, perhaps trying to make their mark, by exposing this “ground breaking” material, again have brought attention to this garbage, without questioning. Without, cross checking sources.

I challenge anyone to crosscheck this source of the Miller Document, Jerry Lustin, Dale Saxton, the ESP Team, Big Clyde (another Newton-Perry hoax) that originates from a source other than Perry’s Bigfoot Ballyhoo Blog.  

In truth she is more of a serial hoaxer than Rick Dyer albeit far less cunning. I can’t keep count at this point.

Some more reference material on Bigfoot Ballyhoo (Linda Newton-Perry):

http://squatchdetective.weebly.com/hall-of-shame—bigfoot-ballyhoo–linda-newton-perry.html

https://squatchdetective.wordpress.com/2017/01/21/bigfoot-ballyhoos-origins-busted/

https://squatchdetective.wordpress.com/2015/11/07/the-hoax-fest-begins/

https://squatchdetective.wordpress.com/2015/11/19/todays-roundup-what-is-the-truth/


Sasquatch Ontario

People over the years have asked me the validity of the YouTuber by the name of Sasquatch Ontario, run by a Mike Patterson.

I have never really investigated their claims or audio, but I was dubious of what I heard.

Seems that over the last couple of years information has finally surfaced to firmly put Sasquatch Ontario into the hoaxer category.

Of course now its a government conspiracy and Bigfoot is an alien..yadda yadda.

This says it all:

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And Darryl did provide a sample of that voice, and we played it last week on Squatchdetective Radio. (3/11/18). Case closed, no matter what Patterson has to say now.


And on a positive note:

Spoke with an eyewitness last week about a good visual sighting while driving. Sent some team members out who agreed seems very credible. Soon as the soon cover gets to going, we’ll be on it!

Till Next Time,

Squatch-D

Once again I pop over to the site where EVERYTHING has been just about disputed, Bigfoot Ballyhoo. I hadn’t been there in some time because the blog author, Linda Newton-Perry stated she was hanging it up.

But as we have repeatedly shown, some tend to come back…and here she is again. Again sticking by all these stories proven to be made up on her “blog.”

For the site’s brief history, you can read about it here.

Linda Newton-Perry again in her penchant for putting “alleged” (and by alleged I mean phony) Bigfoot stories on her blog to support the Bigfoot mystery again falls short.

In the latest, she is still supporting the PROVEN phony Bill Emery by supplying us with this gem on her site. This gem appeared last October.

 

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Screen Caps of LNP story “submitted” to her.

 

Here’s the text of this so called encounter,

 

Jerry Lustin has left a new comment on your post "Bill Emery comments on 1962 Bones":

Hello, I’m Jerry Lustin and was among the guys who found the giant creature in November of 1962. Bill emery has asked me to write a short comment on this site. I have never wrote anything in my life so bare with me.

It was in the early hours of November 9th when me and several other men were working the Dew Ridge area clearing wind falls from the roads in the area. If memory serves me it was 8:30 am or so when we saw what we thought to be a dead bear under a big old growth tree on Dew. As we approached the bear it became plain to us that it was not a bear.
The animal was something in between ape and human in looks only larger than any thing I’ve seen ever before or since. The animal was laying under the tree face down and dead. We all looked at it and to our surprise this animal had hands and feet not paws. It was covered in a short crop of black hair and obviously not anything ever seen by us before.

We needed a forest service foreman to come to the site right away to look at it because, we were not to remove any fatalities from wind storm damage trees without forest service being on site. We had well understood protocol to go through in case we came across a car with people in it under a tree. Ranger Guy Adams from Cave Junction arrived and took photos from both sides of the tree. Then more people came up to do the same. As the site filled with forest service and unknown people we were directed to cut a 10 section out above the creature for removal.

It was after we removed the tree off the animal that they got branch poles out and turned the animal over onto its back. The animal’s eyes ware open and dried blood was all over the mouth and ears of the animal. The eyes were black in color. Teeth were jagged and yellowish. It had breasts on it like a female only dropped and small in shape. It was female of course. Everybody was told to stay away from the animal at this point. By noon a truck had showed up and they used block and tackle to pick the animal up and swing it into the back of the flatbed.

At that point the big wig from Medford came and they told us to leave that road and go to Glary Creek some 5 mile away to work for the rest of the week. They started acting like squirrels to many of us, nervous and snappy. It was three days later when Guy told us that animal was a ape escaped from a home in O’Brien. We knew it was bull, because who keeps a 8 ft ape for a pet. We knew when we uncovered the animal, it wasn’t no ape. We didn’t know about bigfoot then but thought it was some kind of wild man-gal.

For some time after many stories came out on the animal as to what it was. My brother- in- law took 3 pictures of it and I hope to give copies to Emery if Stan can locate them.

                                                          Oct. 20th, 2016 Bigfoot Ballyhoo

 

Once again LNP has this picture which raised a flag to me knowing her modus operandi in the past to have photo’s mislabeled, misidentified to make the reader believe they are something they are not.

 

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Picture found on Bigfoot Ballyhoo Blog.

 

It didn’t take very long for me to find the original picture here.

 

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Buzzy Franklin( On right) and Henry Klossner (on left).  (From Posting PBase) 

 

The caption under the photo…

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With the real people identified in the picture, we learned that the picture had been placed on PBase at the latest on July 14th, 2006 and we know Buzzy’s Greenwater Café closed in 2008. (Source: Small Towns Newspaper Service)

In fact here’s a picture of Buzzy circa 2008…

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Buzzy Franklin in 2008, Photo by John Leggett

 

But here’s where the fun begins. We go back to LNP’s researcher that started it all, “Dale Saxton.”

 

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I took a look at the rest of the thumbnails and BANG… there’s “Dale Saxton” the logger who was the inspiration of the “ESP Team.” We also found another picture of Buzzy Franklin.

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But the person pictured is not a logger like Ballyhoo and LNP had claimed, but a fisherman running salmon charters.  This picture was uploaded to PBase on July 14th, 2006, long before Ballyhoo was even a thought and can be found here.

LNP likes to use an article title of “It’s a matter of time.” You’re right Linda!!!

It’s a matter of time before we find the now changed pictures of the ESP Team, since we exposed the last set. And a matter of time before we find “Cole’s” pictures too!!!

Till Next Time,

Squatch-D

All the credit goes to “Sweaty Yeti” from the Bigfoot Forums… (A special thanks to Andrew Webster and Joshua Kitzakaze for bringing this to my attention.)

Check out two pictures that Standing had circulated in the past as being a real Sasquatch…

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Sweaty Yeti, provided the community with a GIF that shows that it looks like a little manipulation is here at play.

 

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Notice the blur on the foliage which disappears or appears with however order you look at the pictures from?

It would also explain as we called in in 2010, the different angles of light sources. Either this Sasquatch was very photogenic or came into a studio for a photo shoot.

CGI layering folks looking like from composite photos or videos. The subject in the film is a clay model as evidenced by the following picture.

 

Fake nose

 

Unless the upper lip separates from the nose, which it does NOT in a primate, guess what? That line should not be there. In fact in the close up you can see the lines of the layer of clay used to construct this fellow.

Fact is the method would have been to construct the face first and the nose would have been added in afterwards. All consistent with a clay model.

Till Next Time,

Squatch-D

Well for most if you haven’t been under a rock you know that early this week Rick Dyer stated he had a live baby bigfoot in his custody. Did I believe it? Hell no! But then he crossed the line and called me out to see it if I can get to LAX (Los Angeles International Airport).

I was going to ignore the bluff, but by Wednesday hours after the challenge was issued, I received a call from “Jack” and “Jeff.” from Facebook Find Bigfoot. Apparently they had enough faith despite our prior differences to trust me to get to the bottom of things. They cashed in frequent flyer miles and booked me a round trip ticket, and promised whatever support I needed.

We spoke and they stated that Dyer’s claims were pretty incredulous, especially the asexuality of the creature, knowing that no mammal is asexual.

Then came Dyer so frantically trying to call it off. He knew I did not have access to my computer, and he set deadlines. Finally I read off a confirmation number to my flight, and told him when I’d be in, with one great discrepancy, I was arriving 3 hours earlier than I had told him.

Dyer in his arrogance opened it up to anyone else who wanted to come, and two good friends, who were sitting on the fence about Dyer’s claims, who lived in California decided they would go as well.

The previous day many were asking on Facebook if I was going to see the baby, I replied the same to Robert Lindsay in an interview on August 8th, “I’m going there to bust a hoax.”

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My ticket to LAX showing my 10:35 AM local time arrival.

I arrived at LAX at 10:35 AM PST, and began to rally backup. Suzy Matash and Bugs Mitchell were in. So I waited an hour and called Dyer at 11:36 AM PST.

Dyer stated he was on his way and would be there until 2:30 – 3:00PM. While that was going on via telephone, Bugs, Suzy and I devised a plan that we would not leave their vehicle behind, and we would follow Rick to where ever his “baby” was.

Meanwhile I decided to have a very nice Asian Chicken Wrap with spicy Thai peanut sauce at the Encounters Lounge at LAX.

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(Left) the Encounter’s Lounge and (Right) my view from my table.

At 2:36 PM I receive a phone call from Rick that he can’t pick me up, that he believes he will be followed if he goes to LAX and wanted me to take a $10 cab ride to the Hollywood sign where he was waiting to meet now. (In actuality with LA traffic it would have been about a $100 cab ride.)

He desperately wanted me to get a cab and eventually burn me as you can see by these desperate texts from him. Needless to say I had full control of the situation and was waiting for Suzy and Bugs, (Suzy was caught up in traffic). What follows is me stinging along Dyer for almost two hours.

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Chat log from 8/9/13 with Dyer, my texts are in green…all times are EST on texts.

I had no intention of playing his game, and once Suzy and Bugs arrived, we took the five minute trip to the Holiday when Dyer had lost his patience, believing I was in a cab and spilled the beans he was a no show.

Dyer never expected anyone to call his bluff. I did. So he devised a plan by saying he would pay for a cab to the Hollywood sign and leave me stranded there. Unfortunately for him I was wise to his game minute one.

When I call “Jack” back, he said, “Now we know, it’s all a hoax.” We had talked previously about Dyer not showing up if this was a hoax. He sounded relieved that it was over.

Jack told me to enjoy the night in L.A. Mission accomplished, and to take a visit to In & Out Burger which we gladly obliged!  

 

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Bugs and I enjoying a cocktail at the Holiday Inn Lounge, and the California Experience…In & Out, (give me a Double-double with cheese and onions!)

We decided to actually celebrate. Dyer had proven himself that he has nothing and many of his believers, or should I say former believers thought he actually had a baby. I never did, but then again I wrote a book on the man.

He started hoax, and called me out, fully expecting me to whelch. Then an ill conceived plan to strand me, which didn’t quite work out.

On another note, many thought FB/FB was involved in the hoax. But as I have stated that Dyer in 2008 was trying to target someone for a fall. In this round he targeted FB/FB, with a man named Allen Issleb who told another skeptic previously, he “wanted to destroy FB/FB.”

Well I believe they have vindicated themselves in this matter. They saw the light, but we all have made misteps along the way, and personally I wouldn’t want to give Dyer the satisfaction of doing anything he set out to do, let alone destroy FB/FB because of his sociopathic tendencies.

Another failure of Dyer is the fact he is a sociopath. In pulling this stunt, he proved to the world that he has nothing, AGAIN, but brought together friends, now good friends, from across the nation, who in turn had a great evening discussing Sasquatch research and making plans to reconnect in the future in research.

Yeah, he really pulled a fast one.

Now is the time to forgive FB/FB, I’m sure they are much the wiser, and trust me when I say they ARE genuinely nice folks, not just because they were the driving factor in getting me out there to call Dyer’s bluff. Remember this is Dyer’s fault more than anyone. More over it is time to forget the name Rick Dyer, Frank Cali, Musky Allen Issleb and his minions, what he has left anyway, and move on to research and more pertinent issues.

As a side note, tonight I will be on Monster X Radio 7PM EST. Guess what topic?

http://monsterxradio.blogspot.com/2013/08/ding-dong-hoax-is-dead-tonight-7pm-est.html

 

Till Next Time,

Squatch-D

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